I saw my first Joshua Trees last year and thought they looked like something out of a Dr Seuss book. In fact, I am convinced that the good Doctor went to the Arizona desert and got his grand ideas for his children's books. I am sure that I am incorrect, but the trees and vegetation look like they stepped out of his pages.
I really like your poem because those are among the ugliest trees that I have ever seen. No, they are the ugliest trees that I ever saw. In fact, they are so ugly that they fascinated me.
Wish I had some critique to offer you, but I don't. I just came across your poem and remembered -- and enjoyed.
Not exactly a succulent fruit, but maybe bearing seedless fruits. One thing though, they generally pass their ugliness on to the next generation without any real sign of advancement.
I wonder what the old fallen ones will be teaching their children a hundred years from now as far as morals and values...
One thing, I think "may" in line one might be too... polite for such an ingrate tree, or even such an ugly tree; maybe can will give a feeling of genuine distaste? I dunno maybe I'm out of line, I think so...
Great poem! Go.
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